Sunday, November 14, 2010

Zsa Zsa Gabor released from hospital

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Ailing 93-year-old Hollywood socialite and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was released from hospital Saturday, her publicist told AFP.

"Zsa Zsa Gabor has been released from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this morning and she's at her home in Beverly Hills right now. She had an infection in her leg and she was being treated with antibiotics," said John Blanchette.

Gabor was rushed to hospital Friday after she complained of pain in her leg and swelling, which doctors at her home diagnosed as a massive blood clot that needed treatment in hospital.

It was the latest in a series of health complications and hospital visits by Gabor in recent months.

The actress was hospitalized in July after falling and breaking her hip. She underwent hip replacement surgery but suffered more complications, including a blood clot for which she had more surgery.

During another hospital stay in August, she called in a priest to administer last rites, then left the hospital a day later insisting that she wanted to be back at home.

The Hungarian-born actress's lengthy film career includes spots in a dozen films and television series, including John Huston's 1952 "Moulin Rouge" and the 1958 film noir "Touch of Evil" by Orson Welles.

She also lent her voice to several animated films and TV series.

But the platinum blonde is especially known for her flamboyant lifestyle, legal troubles, nine marriages and a propensity to call just about everyone "darling" with her distinctive accent.

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